January 1, 2007

Natural Remedies for Menopause Health

Menopause health and natural remedies. The treatment of the symptoms of menopause by natural herbs, therapies and natural products.

Menopause: Hormone Replacement Therapy and NSAIDs
There is currently a great deal of uncertainty regarding the effect of hormone replacement therapy on heart disease in women subsequent to menopause. Premenopausal women are much less likely to experience heart attacks and strokes than men, a difference that does not exist between postmenopausal women and men. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), prevent production of a molecule called prostacyclin. Prostacyclin plays a role in preventing blood clotting and is therefore thought to be important in protecting the heart...Read full article

Hormone Therapy for Menopause - Increased Risk of Breast Cancer
Women who take combination (estrogen plus progestin) hormone therapy for menopause continue to be at increased risk of breast cancer, even years after stopping therapy. Also, women on combination hormone therapy for menopause are also at increased risk of stroke, blood clots, heart disease and cancer. WHI Follow-up Study Confirms Health Risks of Long-Term Combination Hormone Therapy Outweigh Benefits for Postmenopausal Women...Read full article

Menopause Symptoms Return after Hormone Therapy
Some women who use a combination of estrogen and progestin to control the symptoms of menopause might find symptoms return when they stop the hormones, according to the latest findings from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a major clinical trial of the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Of those women in the study who had symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, pain, or stiffness when the study started, more than half found that these symptoms came back when they stopped menopausal hormone therapy...Read full article

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